David Carter

David Carter

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What would you do to get a deal on a phone?If looking at ads falls into that spectrum, Amazon is selling five new budget Android phones to Amazon Prime members for between $30 and $80 less than their full retail price.The catch: looking at some ads on your lock screen.Amazon is slowly building out a portfolio of cut-price phones, starting with the Moto G4 last year and swelling to include more Motorola and Alcatel phones.For Amazon, already a buzzing marketplace for premium and discount phones, the program sweetens the deal for budget buyers, while giving Amazon a way to stay in the phone game long after its first and only branded phone attempt went bust.This time, it's Nokia 6 is the headliner of the bunch, which also includes the new Motorola Moto E4 and a trio of Alcatel phones.
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I måndags stod det klart att Gunilla von Platen säljer sitt livsverk Xzakt Kundrelation till riskkapitalbolaget Altor."Det känns helt fantastiskt, det är en dröm som gått i uppfyllelse.De här bolagen är en perfect match", säger Gunilla von Platen.Gunilla von Platen grundade Xzakt för 17 år sedan, när hon själv var 28 år, och under förra året omsatte bolaget närmare 100 miljoner kronor.Hur mycket pengar försäljningen inbringar vill hon inte avslöja.Samtidigt öppnar hon upp för fler investeringar i startups om rätt bolag dyker upp.
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Pinterest users can take a few seconds to be a bit more secure by heading into settings and turning on two-factor authentication.Pinterest users will soon have more ways to protect their accounts, as the service announced three new security features, including two-factor authentication.The updates began rolling out on Tuesday, with the features expected to be available to every user over the next few weeks.Users can now turn on a two-factor authentication, which will send a code via text or the Twilio Authy app to verify the user’s identity at each login.For users that don’t want to bother with the extra step, the feature can remain switched off inside the security section of the Pinterest account settings.Along with the new login protection, Pinterest will now list every device that’s logged into the account inside the security section of the profile.
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the Iphone manufacturer Apple has entered into an agreement where you långtidshyr a smaller fleet of vehicles from the car rental provider Hertz, to test a self-driven technology for cars, writes Bloomberg.This led to Hertz shares rose by 13.5 per cent during Monday's trade to 10,82 dollars, while Apple's shares instead fell slightly.Apple intends to use the car Lexus RX450h for the tests.Mobiltelefontillverkarens ceo Tim Cook said earlier in June that Apple focuses on self-driven cars.Read more: self-driven Uber-Volvo in crash – pictures spread on TwitterA half-dozen vehicles with Apple's autonomous technology is already being tested on the streets in San Francisco.
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In the years I have changed my mind and will go.Several of my clients want me to be on the spot, and when someone is waving with a checkbox so I jump on the train.So it is in konsultvärlden and it is thanks to it that I also may act as a startup entrepreneur.Each sector has its small clog and each actor their sources and plant species.once upon A time was a small thin plant, type, Gudrun Schyman or touring company, the grow big during the political summit, but these huggskott, read sedelbränning and Kulturpartiet, is now effectively bortresande.In a Row now by the same laws as in the rest of the business world: most go first and you can hear the most.
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Yli vuoden lähtövalmiina odottaneen Aalto-1 -satelliitin laukaisu intialaisesta Satish Dhawan avaruuskeskuksesta onnistui varhain juhannusaamuna.Lähtöä seurattiin Suomessa Aalto-yliopiston TUAS-talossa.”Raketti Intiasta lähti aikataulussa klo 06.59, ja Aalto-1 irrotettiin omalle radalleen suunnitelmien mukaisesti.Vuosien työn tulos on nyt kiertoradalla.Toivottavasti saamme pian yhteyden satelliittiin ja voimme aloittaa tieteelliset mittaukset”, sanoo projektin vetäjä apulaisprofessori Jaan Praks yliopiston tiedotteessa.Aalto-1 on moderni nanosatelliitti, joka vie avaruuteen suomalaista huipputekniikkaa.
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Setting new records in consumer tech is always an odd topic for a pretty obvious reason: the relentless advancement of technology means new “firsts” arrive on a near daily basis.Despite that, LG is pretty proud of its newest first-ever creation, and it’s hard not to be impressed by it.The company just revealed the “world’s first” 77-inch flexible OLED display, complete with transparency and 4K resolution.Would you ever need such a thing?Of course not, but just look at it.The screen is a stunner.
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When developers set out to make team-based games, Overwatch is what they’re hoping to achieve.In Overwatch you can play as a giant, super-smart gorilla who leaps into battle and blasts enemies with a gun that spews electricity; a gun-slinging cowboy who can drop enemies from 100 paces; a robot who’s also a tank; or an Australian pyromaniac who sets irritating traps, among more than a dozen other characters.Oh, and you can teleport, fly, shoot rockets, rewind time, construct strategic defenses, freeze your enemies solid and summon a gigantic ghost dragon to tear folks apart.Overwatch is a surprisingly accessible team-based multiplayer shooter with a deceptive amount of depth.The personalities players can inhabit in the game are broken into four categories, recognizable to people who play MOBAs or massively multiplayer online games like World of Warcraft: There are damage-dealing attackers characters, characters that dish out short-term supportive boosts and healing, area-denying defenders, and “tanks” — the big brutes whose primary function is to draw fire and take punishment.There are several characters whose primary function is just to rack up kills, or just to play tank, but each one has very different abilities, uses, and strengths and weaknesses from the others.
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China’s elevated straddling bus surprised the world last year with its futuristic design that claimed to be able to solve the nightmarish mega traffic jams in China’s urban cities.The lifted passenger compartment is designed to glide over traffic so that cars can move beneath it.The Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) – dubbed Batie – underwent a 300-meter road test in Qinghuangdao, a two-hour train ride east of Beijing, in August 2016.The preview obtained some media coverage around the world.However, the testing rail of the bus has been removed this week, marking the failure of a seemingly promising company, local media reported on Wednesday.The state-run Global Times reported that the road test could be a mere stunt, used by its creator to collect money.
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The main difference was that, instead of a belligerent child screaming "you can't come!"Look at any trailers and you might be forgiven for thinking it's yet another gritty first-person shooter.Indeed, all the ingredients are in place: guns, shadowy corridors, a gruff male protagonist and the fact that you quite literally shoot enemies from a first-person perspective.That gruff protagonist is Cole Black, an amnesiac gun for hire.After an opening mission goes disastrously wrong, leading to the death of a young woman, Black awakens in the grounds of a seemingly abandoned sanitorium in Birmingham.Drawn inside, he finds survivors of bizarre experiments, people with unknown implants grafted into their skulls, the first hint towards a dark conspiracy involving his own past.
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AWS is nearly ready to provide a local presence for one of the world’s leading financial centresWith net sales of $3.6 billion (£2.8bn) in Q1 2017, Amazon Web Services (AWS) could perhaps be forgiven for resting on its laurels, but there’s no such luck for its cloud competitors.The company is continuing to expand its reach and is currently planning to open a new data centre region in Hong Kong in 2018 to supplement the six other regions currently in operation in Asia Pacific.AWS already has bases in Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Beijing, Seoul, and Mumbai, with an additional Region in China expected to launch in the coming months.The new region will be open to existing AWS customers, along with other businesses that need to store sensitive data locally, such as public sector organisations and educational institutions.“Hong Kong is a leading international financial center, well known for its service oriented economy,” writes Jeff Barr, chief evangelist for AWS.
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Content is everywhere: It’s the article that helps sales secure a coveted meeting, the memo from HR that announces a new acquisition, the personalized deck from account managers that keeps clients up to speed.Despite usually being associated with the marketing department, high-quality content is vital for every department across the enterprise.Regardless of industry, it’s critical for companies to master search.So Google decided to create educational materials that would show marketers how to use its suite of tools.Additionally, Google sends out customer emails with short video tutorials on updated features and emerging best practices.Netflix, Pulsd, and Wildfang, for example, do a great job finding their way into your inbox to say, “Hey customer, here’s something you might like.”
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Junaliikenteessä on juhannuksena totaalikatkoja eri puolilla Suomea, varoittaa Liikennevirasto verkkosivullaan.Ratatyöt keskeyttävät pääradan junaliikenteen kokonaan Riihimäen ja Tampereen välillä juhannuksena.Liikennekatkoksia on myös luvassa Turku–Toijala, Tampere–Seinäjoki, Tampere–Jämsä sekä Jyväskylä–Jämsänkoski -rataosille.VR korvaa osan junavuoroista linja-autokyydeillä.Junaliikenne on poikki juhannusaatosta 23. kesäkuuta kello 12 alkaen sunnuntaihin 25. kesäkuuta noin klo 12 saakka seuraavilla rataosilla:Riihimäki–Tampere-rataosalla uusitaan asetinlaitteita, mutta korjataan myös ratasiltoja Lempäälässä sekä Toijalassa.
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Intel has discontinued three of its offerings for the Internet of Things and embedded device markets.The chipmaker said in a series of low-key product updates that it would be killing off the Edison [PDF], Galileo [PDF] and Joule [PDF] compute modules and boards over the second half of the year.The notices mark an ignoble end for three lines that were once seen as key to Chipzilla's IoT and connected appliance strategies.First unveiled at the 2014 CES show as a "PC on a card," Edison's aim was to put x86 chips into both the wearables and "maker" markets with kits and hobbyist boards (like the Arduino).Around that same time in 2014, the Galileo line was similarly pitched as Intel's challenger to the Raspberry Pi in the low-cost microcomputer space, seeking to provide a compact-yet-familiar chip for hobbyists and students to attach to appliances or home-brew projects.Joule, meanwhile, had been pitched as recently as last year as a capable IoT platform.
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To update "Beauty and the Beast" in the age of CGI, Disney recruited Digital Domain, the Oscar-winning effects company originally founded by James Cameron and Stan Winston in 1993.Visual effects supervisors Kelly Port and Derren Hendler, who between them have worked on effects extravaganzas from "Titanic" to "Star Trek" and the next Marvel "Avengers" movie, worked to bring to life the beloved characters of the original film in a new form.Darren Hendler: We didn't go in thinking we were going to animate this Beast to match the original.This character is covered in body fur and is wearing multiple layers of clothing riding on top of the body fur.That's a lot of things to get right in one shot if you want to have that one shot look believable and not take you out of the movie.Kelly Port: Our production designer, Sarah Greenwood, did an amazing job with her team in building these gorgeous sets, like the ballroom and the foyer where they walk down the stairs before they go into the main ballroom dance.
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Betaltjänstbolaget Klarna has been granted a banking licence by the financial supervisory authority, reports the Financial Times.Klarna has announced bankplanerna two years ago and has previously submitted a notification of change of name to Klarna bank.the Company announced bankplanerna already two years ago and has previously submitted a notification of change of name to Klarna bank.Klarna, valued at just over sek 22 billion, already has big market share in the online payment services in the Nordic region and Germany.With banktillståndet to ceo Sebastian Siemiatkowski take up the fight against the traditional banking sector. " We want to reinvent the banking sector.
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Uber will introduce boat services for Croatian islands from 26 June as the company's latest offering.Miami in US and Istanbul in Turkey had similar boat promotions by Uber but for the first-time boats can be hailed from the regular Uber app.It seems for now UberBOAT is only available in Croatia as a "Point to point" drop with no changes allowed in route once selected unlike its car rides.The initial run has four main locations – Split, the Split airport, Hvar, and Dubrovnik – offering the boat rides.Users can also opt to use the app to rent a boat for a half-day or full-day adventure as they do with cars.Like Uber's car services the boats will be available 24*7 on all 7 days subject to availability of course.
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Errr, maybe its time for backup?The UK stands to lose £1bn per day in the event of a major disruption to the Global Positioning System (GPS), according to a government report.Emergency services would also be severely affected and struggle to cope with demand.Longer emergency calls, less efficient dispatch, navigation, and congested roads would mean a total estimated loss of £1.5bn, the report said.Besides navigation, many industries are reliant on GPS software for swathes of critical applications such as financial trading and precision docking of oil tankers.The report, titled The economic impact to the UK of a disruption to GNSS and commissioned by quangos Innovate UK and Space UK, follows an incident last year [PDF] where an error in the GPS network triggered by the decommissioning of a US satellite had knock-on effect across a number of British industries.
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Wi-Fi Alliance has launched a certification program, Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design, which sets the guidelines to enable home builders provide an industry-approved network-installation plan.The enterprise design practices enlisted in this program enable homes to have a consistent Wi-Fi coverage throughout the entire home and outdoor spaces like garages and patios.It also provides seamless integration with many smart-home devices such as Wi-Fi voice-activated wireless speakers, security cameras, door locks, light bulbs, thermostats, and appliances.Wi-Fi Home Design was created keeping in mind the foresight that the future of connected homes requires and has taken into account contributions from companies spanning Wi-Fi infrastructure, mobile device, consumer electronics, smart home, and home building industries who extended their participation in Wi-Fi Alliance.Lennar, one of the largest US homebuilders, is the first to offer new homes featuring Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Home Design and wireless entertainment powered by top consumer brands.David J. Kaiserman, president of Lennar Ventures, said: "Wi-Fi Home Design sets an unmatched standard for residential Wi-Fi networks that assures homebuyers their new home will allow them to enjoy a truly connected lifestyle - with smart devices that enhance security and comfort, streaming entertainment or whatever the future holds."
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At this year's E3 Square Enix announced a surprise addition to the Life is Strange franchise – a prequel called Life is Strange: Before the Storm, which is set three years before the first game and follows the character Chloe.When it was released in 2015 Life is Strange became a somewhat unexpected hit, with its emotive story and characters garnering it many devoted fans.It’s already been confirmed that the developer of the original game, Dontnod Entertainment, is currently working on a sequel, to be called Life is Strange 2, and as a result this new prequel is being made by a different studio entirely: Deck Nine Games.Anyone worried about this relatively unknown studio taking on the backstory of beloved character Chloe can rest slightly easier, though, as we can confirm that the team at Dontnod has already had a chance to try out the first episode of the game for themselves and offer feedback.TechRadar got the chance to sit down with Before the Storm’s lead writer, Zak Garriss, to discuss the game, and he told us that he'd already been to Paris to share an earlier build of the first episode with Dontnod.“I literally got to sit around the table with [Dontnod developers] Raoul, Luke, Michel and Christian and play the game with them and hear them laugh, freeze up at certain moments and get their feedback,“ Garriss told us.
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